'Black Sheep' Russell Wilson Responds to Marshawn Lynch Seahawks Remark – Sports Illustrated

Russell Wilson is facing national criticism as the former Seattle Seahawks QB has hit a rough patch with his new Denver Broncos team.
But the nine-time Pro Bowler – traded away by Seattle in exchange for multiple first and second-round draft picks, plus a trio of key players, with Wilson getting a new contract worth $245 million over five years – has the support of sorts from old teammate Marshawn Lynch.
And he appreciates it.
From Lynch, "I wanna make sure [Wilson] is straight in his mind. I really thought he was gonna retire a Seahawk," Lynch said on the Richard Sherman Podcast. "… I wanna reach out to him. Right now they're looking at him like a black sheep.
"If there's anyone who knows something about that, it's me. I've done been to the bottom of this league before when [expletive] counted you out, talked bad on you. … I’m pulling for him."
Wilson's response to Lynch's support?
“He’s always been amazing,” Wilson said of Lynch. “Just how he’s gone about things, how he’s been such an amazing competitor … One of the best people I’ve ever played with.”
Other former teammates have come out of the woodwork to take shots at Wilson, who has struggled in leading Denver to a record of 2-3 as the Broncos are again in the national spotlight, in Week 6 against the Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Monday Night Football
But Lynch? As far as being a "black sheep'' goes, yes. Maybe it takes one to know one.
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